Let us commence this 4th of July with a music! Click the link down below for Reina del Cid’s highly effective adaptation of “My State ‘Tis of Thee.”
Those of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the extremely in the vicinity of potential can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM nowadays.
Not in New York Town or if not not readily available? Never get worried! I have a week’s truly worth of activism options for people in NYC and throughout the nation in my hottest Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the educational front, there’s no time like the present to go through (or re-read through) the well-known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re much more of a listener than a reader, you’re in luck, mainly because you can hear James Earl Jones examine it.
Whenever I re-read this speech myself, a single ingredient of it always hits me otherwise than the last time, depending on recent events. Today it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Point out of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black gentleman, (no issue how ignorant he be), subject matter him to the punishment of death whilst only two of the same crimes will topic a white man to the like punishment.
How very little has adjusted, and how really hard we ought to struggle! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King explained, “Freedom is in no way definitely received. You generate it and earn it in just about every technology.” Let us earn.